Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Monday, September 28, 2015

STITCH library show is up

"Kaleidoscopic Vision" by Carol Arnold
The STITCH library show in Gig Harbor is up and will stay up through early December! It took my art quilt group two mornings, but we finally finished hanging more than 40 quilts from the light fixtures. It was a stretch, in more ways than one. We call it:

"The Art of the Quilt"
October through early December 2015
Gig Harbor Library

We'll also give a talk and trunk show:

"Art Quilt Techniques"
Oct. 10, 2015 / 1-2 p.m.
Gig Harbor Library

First, we laid out everything in the community room then pinned on labels and found poles or wooden rods to fit each quilt. Then began the tedious task of running fishing line through each pole and tying the ends to hooks that we hung from the light fixtures.

I love how the quilts seem to float over the books.

"Sedona Spring" by Sherrie Spangler

The photos above and below show some of the quilts in our 22"x33" challenge, in which we wanted to see how many different directions we could go within that size format with the quilts hanging vertically. We went in a lot of directions! There are 11 quilts in that challenge and we grouped them together near the front of the library.

Judi did the giant snail, above, and Carol did the fractured piece, below. Hope you enjoyed this little taste of the show, and I hope some of you can see it in person and come to our talk on Oct. 10. Note: The library will be closed Nov. 9-22.

Here's the library's website:

Have a colorful day


sonja said...

i 2 love how the quilts seem to float above the books like ideas might float up from inspiration in many forms, including the books! i spy some of your treasures afloat!

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Oh, how beautiful they all are! I have participated a couple of times in the one our guild puts on... always a wonderful display! Hope you get lots of visitors to see them in person.

Robbie said...

This exhibit is very impressive! The quilts look great hanging from the 'ceiling'! Clever idea using the 'tubes like that.